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TUPE: Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program

The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping young people make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific, research-validated educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets. Collaboration with community-based tobacco control programs is an integral part of program planning. The school, parents, and the larger community must be involved in the program so that students will be aware of a cohesive effort and concern for their health and, consequently, their ability to succeed in school.

Updated E-Cigarette Information:  

1.  Power Point "E-Cigarettes and Emerging Tobacco Products" by Mary Jaccodine from the Center For Human Development

Mary presented this information at the High School TND curriculum training, and Middle School Leadership Tobacco Education Training in October, 2013. Excellent e-cigaretteinformation and review of Federal, California and Contra Costa County Laws regarding e-cigarette use and sale. California Education Code 48900 (h) is also reviewed regarding  the use of tobacco or nicotine products.


2.   Current Information and Statement from the American Lung Association regarding E-cigarettes.


3.   Power Point "E-Cigarette" Information from California Youth Advisory Network

Includes updated data on the current trend of the use of  E-Cigarettes by youth.


4,  Power Point "E-Cigarette"  Webinar Broadcast from the California Department of Education


If you would like more information or a faculty/classroom presentation on E-Cigarettes,

please contact the Office of Student Services at extension 4025


Thank you for your concern and efforts to help our students be  "Tobacco and Nicotine" Free! 



Felicia Stuckey -Smith, Director,  Student Services

Sue Chambers-Johnson, TUPE Coordinator

Mary Jaccodine, Tobacco Specialist, Center for Human Development